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the united states. >> campbell is scheduled to meet with japanese officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on situations in east asia. >>> we interviewed a prominent british analyst on how he sees japan/china relations at the moment. professor michael clarke is director general at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies. >> for european, we understand the issue, i think, of the islands. we understand the delicacy of the issue. but it is a problem that can be similar disputes all around the world, and they will flare up from time to time. the most important thing from tokyo's point of view is not to allow too many precedents to be set on either side, which lock both powers, both beijing and tokyo, into positions from which they cannot retreat. we are modern powers in the world. there are many powers in the world which really are not modern. china is a great 20th century power. it's not really a 21st century power. and so those of us who are post-modern century societies, who live in very 21st century ways in the world, have got to share our ideas about the legit
hearing postponed. >> it in a stunning comeback over the united states, -- >> it in a stunning comeback over the united states, europe -- >> in a stunning comeback over the united states, europe clinched the ryder cup. >> georgia could be set for a post-election standoff. both the ruling party and opposition coalition are claiming victory. >> the former soviet republic has claimed that exit polls give the opposition an edge, but the government claims it will retain its majority. >> opposition supporters have taken to the streets to celebrate victory. georgians went to the polls against a backdrop of prison abuse, a scandal that has damaged the once-popular government of mikhail saakashvili. his name rivals -- his main rival was to move the country into russia. it is not clear when the outcome will be known. let's go live to our reporter following the ballot in georgia. some confusion about the outcome, with both major groups claiming victory. do you have any further details? >> these elections have been a close race from the beginning. what we now hear from tbilisi, is that these electi
and halted travel and flooded entire neighborhoods. at least 40 people were killed in the united states. >>> sandy transitioned from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone by the time it hit shore. most people had never seen anything like it. the center of the storm, now over southern ontario moving east. it's left a trail of destruction. a power station in manhattan exploded on monday during the height of the storm cutting electricity to much of the borough. reuters reports at least 8 million peoples and businesses across several states are still without electricity. new yorkers can get around more easily now that buses are running again. but city officials say it will take at least a week to restore rail, water and other services. sandy has been losing strength since monday. its maximum momentary wind speed is around 65 kilometers per hour. the storm has pulled a mass of cold air from the north. snow is falling across eight states. some areas got more than 60 centimeters. and sandy's impact isn't just financial. the u.s. media has been looking at the political ramifications. the presi
to president obama for two years. >> no one in the united states, you know, less in japan and i hope in china wants to see shots fired over three or four uninhabited rocks in the east china sea. as long as we're concentrating on the sovereignty issue, we're probably not going to get anywhere. on the other hand, the resource issues can be addressed separately, without regard to sovereignty. >> bader says the u.s. government doesn't intend to mediate. he called on both sides to refrain from any action that could be considered a provocation. he argued the violent protests in china against japan's nationalization of the islands were counterproductive, unwise, and damaging to china itself. >> it made china look like an aggrieved third-world country that was not acting like an international community. >> japanese leaders say their claim to the senkaku islands dates back to 1895. chinese officials maintain their country was forced to give up the territory after losing the sino-japanese war. >>> the philippines and vietnam have appealed to the international community for a peaceful and legal resoluti
, in japan, and the united states. they downgraded their forecast for global growth in their latest report released at the opening of the imf and world bank meetings in tokyo. they say nations must take action to safeguard stability and restore confidence. juan madison reports. >> reporter: some of the world's leading economic minds gathered at the tokyo international forum. they opened their meetings with little fanfare and little optimism. >> the world economy recovery continues, but it has weakened further. in advanced economies, growth is now too little to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: colleagues cut their forecasts for growth worldwide to 3.3% this year. the recovery has suffered new setbacks, they wrote. and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> you can call it a general feeling of uncertainty about the future. worries about the ability of european policy makers that control the euro crisis. there are worries about the failure of u.s. policy makers to agree so far on a fiscal plan. >> reporter: he ran through a list of challenges in developed countries
's happened in europe should serve as an example for financial leaders in the united states as well as here in japan. he said waiting until the strains become clearer just leads to harsher outcomes. vinals says japan's high level of debt presents a stability risk and said the government leaders need to deal with budget problems. they pointed to commercial bank holdings of government bonds as yet another risk. they project in five years bonds could make up a third of those banks' total assets and they warned those institutions would suffer heavy losses if interest rates rose. now, vinals said japanese leaders need to be more vigilant about their risks. i had a chance to speak with him about some of the problems and some of the solutions. mr. vinals, you spoke this morning about japan remaining a concern. you're saying that the sovereign debt could become fully a third of bank assets in five years. holding that many assets obviously puts the banks at risk if bond prices plummet, so how would you say is the best way out of this that's least disruptive to the economy? >> i think that the best w
devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican campaign evented eeds in the s of virginia on sunday. both campaigns are concerned about the negative impact of early voting. ballots cast ahead of the election account for 30% of the total. we now go to sayaka mori who's been following this storm for us. >> yes, catherine. sandy is quite a massive storm. clouds are blanketing eastern portions of the u.s. into eastern canada. we have lots of reports of flooding as well as strong winds. now things will get even worse because the center of sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast within the next couple of hours. storm surge is going to be a major concern that's going to be accompanied by high tide. that means water levels will get much higher than usual. coastal flooding is highly likely. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it looks like it's going to move through pennsylvania, new york city and aiming for new england states or southern quebec for the next several days. as it does so, rain will spread in
received the news from hillary clinton during a visit to the united states. >> reporter: to attend the u.n. general semibly. secretary of state hillary clinton told him that the obama administration would begin easing its ban on imports from myanmar. >> in recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> reporter: he expressed his gratitude and said the people of myanmar would be happy that economic restrictions are being eased. clinton made a point of reminding him the division of aung san suu kyi. she visited the u.s. earlier this month for the first time since her release from the house arrest in november 2010. she and clinton together gave a lecture in washington calling for more investment in education and health care in myanmar. obama administration is expected to seek congressional approval to ease sanction while also monitoring the progress of myanmar's democratic reforms. myanmar is home to 60 million people and rich in
in the philippine capital manila on friday. japan, china, and the united states joined the forum for the first time. japan used its first occasion at the table to stress its position that territorial disputes should be settled peacefully. japan didn't mention any country by name, but it comments were apparently aimed at china. >> these efforts must be made through peaceful talks, which should deny any idea justifying might is right. it is indispensable for anybody concern to resolve disputes over territories in a peaceful manner based on international law. >> the two nations are involved in a deepening confrontation over the senkaku islands. china and some asean countries also have competing claims to areas in the south china sea. participants at the meeting say china's delegate insisted that it wants to resolve the territorial issues peacefully. he said china places high importance on discussions with asean countries. china seems to be trying to avoid adding to concern about its behavior among its neighbors. >>> the u.s. military is strengthening its presence in the asia pacific region. it has ann
devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican challenger mitt romney also canceled all campaign events in the state of virginia on sunday. both candidates are concerned about the impact on voting. >>> united nations officials are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakhine state. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims called rohingyas. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they reveal heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in rakhine in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. president thein sein has made a policy
the people at samsung say they've added apple's iphone5 to a patent infringement lawsuit in the united states. nhk world has more. >> reporter: samsung alleges apple's latest smartphone violates eight patents. it targets technologies for installing photos. the two firms have been fighting similar trials in ten countries including in japan. samsung received the green light on monday from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device, the galaxy tab 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales, but apple has dominated the legal battle so far winning $1 billion compensation in a u.s. court. its lawyers are keeping up the pressure. apple added four new samsung models to a list of products it says infringe apple's patents. this man is an expert on smartphone industries. he warns if the legal fit drags consumers could be the ones left to pick up the bill. >> as of now i don't think there's an impact for iphone because there's no decision made. with this patent case going on, there might be an increase in the pri
of the eurozone. with more in the united states, the earnings report season is about to get into gear, and many people think that the numbers for the third quarter will prove that the economy has continued to slow down and that the expectations for continuously rising stock prices might have been exaggerated. >> let's take a quick look now at some of the market numbers. the dax ended the day 0.75% down. euro stoxx 50 close almost 1% down. across the atlantic, the dow jones is currently going down over 0.5%. the euro is trading for $1.2876. mexican officials have confirmed that the body of a former gang leader has been stolen from a funeral home. >> one of the leaders of a drug cartel was killed in a gunbattle with security forces on monday. the state security leader says masked gunmen raided the home and took the body. we'll be back in just one minute's time with more, including the latest on the nobel prize for physics. >> we will have a look at news from israel on elections there, so stick around. >> welcome back. it is a big day for scientists. serge haroche of france and david windeland of
of recovery are coming up. better than expected economic data from the united states pushed stock prices of words here in frankfurt. also bit unexpected were quarterly earnings reports, the ones from walmart for example. shares of siemens made an exception, though. they were among the losers on this thursday. siemens says its ceo announced job cuts and cost cuts. profit targets which they had set might not be met within the timeframe that siemens had imagined. >> let's take a quick look at the numbers now in frankfurt. the dax ended the day up by more than 1%. europe -- euro stoxx 50 up by 1.25%. the dow jones almost flat. the euro trading for $1.2929. is there such a thing as clean and affordable energy? >> good question. germany's environment minister believe so, but he says the country has to completely rethink the way it subsidizes renewals. >> with elections due next year, the rising cost of electricity has become an issue. environment minister is calling for a government overhaul of renewable energy. he says current policy favors quantity, not quality. >> we need the appropriate i
nations including the united states, canada and australia. three are from china and south korea. japan is involved in territorial disputes with both nations. the college's vice principal toshihiro yamamoto says oceans are public property and should be accessible to any nation. >> i strongly believe that face-to-face meeting like this program will promote mutual understanding and confidence-building of individuals. >> participants at the ten-day meeting plan to discuss disaster rescue operations, humanitarian assistance, and working together for maritime safety. >>> more japanese companies affected by the march 11th disaster of last year are taking part in one of the biggest trade shows in china. they're pinning their hopes on the chinese market despite soured relations between japan and its neighbors over disputed islands group. nhk world's shunishi reports. >> reporter: the latest installment of the china import and export fair opened in the southern province of guangdong on monday. it's held every spring and autumn. about 25,000 domestic and foreign firms are participating in the eve
will mean a large movement of people to the united states. do you think there is some comparison to the announcement by the communist government in germany that eventually led to the fall of the berlin wall? >> cuba's goal is not merely to run away from its past, but the issues are very different. so far, the reserve rights -- they reserve rights to deny passports if needed by other circumstances, which do not need to be specified. but the most important part is that cubans need an entry visa to another country. the united states will maintain a very restrictive policy. the bottle neck now will be getting an inch tv set into other countries, and the cuban government can now show that they are not restricting travel but the target countries. it is not an avalanche that we will see, and it will not prompt major political crisis. >> thank you so very much. it has been 10 years since an oil spill in the atlantic polluted thousands of kilometers of european coastline and cost hundreds of fishermen their livelihood. the trial to determine responsibility has just begun. >> the greek-ope
. this country was at the mercy of wider conflicts between the united states, the former soviet union, and china, as well as the ambitions of its neighbors, thailand and vietnam. king sihanouk was a symbol of cambodian resilience over six turbulent decades. the body of sihanouk will lie in state at the royal palace for three months to give cambodians an opportunity to say farewell. that will be followed by a state funeral. now peace and prosperity are gradually returning to the country. many cambodians see the passing of their former king as the end of an era. >>> the weak global economy is forcing companies to look for new markets to grow. even so, pakistan doesn't seem like an obvious choice. headlines from there often focus on political chaos and terrorism. discouraged a group of japanese companies from taking a closer look. nhk world reports from islamabad. >> reporter: siakot is a city in east pakistan. at this garment factory, 150 men make uniforms for judo and karate. they work for japanese companies that moved its base here from china. >> translator: we are starting to receive orders fro
will visit the united states sunday. he's aiming to meet with senior government officials to convey the anger of the okinawan people. >>> a joint chinese navy and air force fleet has conducted an exercise near a disputed group of islands in the east china sea. japan nationalized the senkaku islands last month. china and taiwan claim them as their own. 11 ships and eight aircraft from the navy, fishery administration, and marine surveillance agency took part in the exercise. the drill was based on the scenario that the crew of the patrol boat had fallen overboard and were injured during a skirmish with a foreign vessel. china's state run television station broadcast the exercise live. china's national radio says chinese patrol boats have been harassed by foreign ships around the disputed islands. it says the exercise was named at protecting china's territorial sovereignty and maritime interest through strengthening ties between the navy and other agencies. >>> european leaders have seen banks there crumble one after another. they've agreed at a summit in brussels to create a single supervisor
near the end of the day. especially hard-meeting news from upon united states -- hard- hitting news from the united states, google, caterpillar, the world's largest tractor and construction-machinery maker. they had a record profit in the third quarter, but they are looking more pessimistically ahead. that affected the trading here. especially because there are more company reports expected later in the week, for example, from daimler-benz and volkswagen. >> we will stay in frankfurt for closer look at the numbers. the dax finished monday down by 7/10 of 1%. euro stoxx 50 also sliding, going into the end of monday, down by 4/10 of 1%. the dow is off by 6/101%, but the euro is looking up, trading at 1.3046. >> an italian court has sentenced a group of scientists and one government official to six years in prison for failing to provide adequate warnings prior to a deadly earthquake in 2009. >> the judges found the seven defendants guilty of multiple manslaughter in connection with the earthquake that killed more than 300 people in the city of l'aquila. the defendants were members of a
will be on orbit by 2020 to cover the entire world. similarly to the gps system operated by the united states. china's alternative is called bedo. tests on it began last december. chinese officials say the positioning system will have a wide range of applications, and some analysts point out that china is developing it for both commercial and military purposes. >>> about 10,000 children are born in japan each year with congenital heart disorders. that's roughly one baby in 100. many of them can be cured through surgery, but lately some people are finding themselves with life-threatening conditions such as heart failure decades after undergoing surgery. nhk world's takafumi terui reports. >> reporter: this man from shizuoka city in central japan is 56 years old. he was born with a hole in his heart. the man had an operation when he was 11 years old. he'd been healthy for years afterward. but in may this year, an electrocardiogram during a rue heen health checkup revealed some irregularities. the man went to see a doctor. he learned that his heart had grown to 1 1/2 times its normal size and co
question marks elsewhere in europe and in the united states too if politicians there fail to agree on policies that promote growth. let me read one line from the report. it says the recovery has suffered new setbacks and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> ron, that looks like a weighty forecast. what jumped out at you from those pages? >>. >> reporter: actually quite a weighty book, as well, i'm guessing about 230 pages here. the folks at the international monetary fund release this it outlook four times a year, but the wording in the last six months sounds more and more pessimistic. they say the risks of a slowdown are, in their words, alarmingly high. they've revised their forecast down to 3.3%. >> the world economic recovery continues, but it has weakened further. in advanced economies growth is now too low to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: chief economist olivier blanchard outlined factors that are pulling down growth in developing economies, including budget restructuring and a weak banking system. he says is crisis in the eurozone remains the
future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accused obama of making the united states appear weak immediately after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. in those nations and on arabic you said that america had been dismissive and derisive. you said that on occasion america had dictated other nations. mr. president, america has not dictated to other nations. we have freed other nations. >> reporter: obama appeared eager to attack his republican opponent, accusing romney of sending mixed messages on important issues like afghanistan, iran, and iraq. romney focused on demonstrating his understanding of foreign policy, even agreeing with the president on many points. on syria, both candidates backed the use of international pressure to oust president bashar al assad, but both oppose a direct u.s. military intervention. they also agreed that china could be a partner of the united states as long as it abides by international trade r
lie in state. an editorial called to unite under the new leader to show authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country, while strengthening the role of the party. >>> european leaders have put their heads together over an over again to try to fix the problems they share. still economists at international monetary fund say they need to do more to ease concerns about their debt. the imf released its semiannual report on the stability of the global financial system. it said the risks to stability are on the rise. nhk world's ron madison is covering the imf world bank meetings here in tokyo. >> european leaders find themselves in a sense of debt deja vu. they've wrestled together and separately to solve budget problems. once again, they find themselves listening to some advice. >> the choice today is between making the necessary, but tough, policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> he and his colleague
. the bavarian state premier compared the process of german unification to that of creating a united europe. then he gave the keynote address. >> we are german europeans. we must devote to the nfl -- unification of europe the same effort we made in german unification. he added that it was a precondition for the integration of eastern and western europe that would come later. on october the third, 1990, germans from east and west celebrated the reunification. hear, the wall started to crumble. the chancellor had worked out the details. , "gorbachev's approval was key. they signed the treaty in august 31, 1990. it was the end of divided germany and the beginning of a new germany that would grow to become europe's largest economy. as he continued his speech coming he said the germans had shown tremendous solidarity toward one another. he said a similar effort must be made on the process of european integration. >> only in europe, working with our neighbors and partners in this community, can we, and will we, be able to achieve our common goals, as they are described in our national anthem, uni
with chinese foreign minister yang jiechi. he reportedly told yang the united states will not take sides on the issue, something american officials have said repeatedly in recent weeks. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports yang reiterated his country's stance on the dispute. chinese maintain the uninhabited islands are part of their territory. analysts see this latest comment as a message to the u.s. to stay out of the matter. >>> dozens of politicians in japan have done something their neighbors in south korea and china feel opens an old wound. two cabinet ministers and nearly 70 other lawmakers visited the yasukuni shrine. the site honors japan's war dead, including major war criminals. the lawmakers are mainly from the ruling democratic party and the main opposition liberal democratic party. transport minister yuch row hata and yukio shimoji were among them. >> i signed as mikio shimoji from the new people's party. i don't think visiting the shrine will be a diplomatic issue. >> this visit is private. since it is private i hope it won't have any political impact. >> china and
government with the help of the united states has doubled its military and police force. we have a stronger military today in brazil, which is a much larger country. >> the rebels have carried out some terrible attacks in our cities, but the state still has not been able to defeat farc and the rebels have not been able to seize power. >> an estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting on both sides of the border. many are stranded in southern colombia. after her husband was killed by farc militia, she and her husband were forced to flee their farm. -- she and her children were forced to flee their farm. now she lives here in poverty and still in fear for her family. >> letting my son go to ecuador to work was the worst decision of my life. he was abducted on the way their -- there. i do not know if he is alive or dead. my life has been a living hell for the past month and 12 days. >> despite her own concerns, she takes time to care for a neighbor who is critically ill. she can no longer walk. she lives here with her 9-year- old granddaughter, whose father was killed. her m
of an anti-islamic film made in the united states. the taliban is trying to take advantage of the hostility to increase support for its campaign of violence. international forces and their afghan colleagues need to work hand in hand to counter the insurgent threat. but the insider attacks are fueling mistrust and pushing them farther apart. hideki yui, nhk world, islamabad. >>> japan's prime minister is looking ahead to a fall full of challenges and he's trying to be ready. yoshihiko noda reshuffled his cabinet. he replaced more than half of the ministers. noda's aiming to boost support for his ruling coalition. the opposition is pushing him to call a general election. the new cabinet was officially inaugurated on monday evening after a ceremony at the imperial palace. noda kept koichiro gemba as foreign minister, former diet affairs chief of the main ruling democratic party. koriki jojima are will take over as finance minister. satoshi morimoto maintains his post. he's the first person from the private sector to hold the job. deputy chief cabinet secretary hiroyuki nag hama is becoming the
not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collision between the ferryboat and the other boat. they observed three minutes of silence. officials held a memorial service. the accident was hong kong's worst maritime disaster in decades. >> this year apostate of german unity was celebrated as far -- this year's de of german unity
and the united states should see 2.2% growth. imf analysts are saying it should is grow to 3.6% next year. but still poses a threat to the global economy. >>> analysts a at the world bank have cut their forecasts for growth in east asia. they say china's slowing economy will have a weakening effect across the region. the bank's latest report projects 7.2% growth this year across 14 countries. that's 0.4 percentage points lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. the report says china's domestic demand is sluggish and says europe's credit crisis has hurt exports throughout the region. world bank analysts say growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow in southeast asia. they're also being cautious. they know continuing risks to east asian economies. >>> members of the nobel committee have honored two men who they say revolutionized our way of understanding how cells and organisms work. shinya yamanaka proved cells can be changed into immature stem cells which can then be used to form all the tissues
combined. >> in the united states, 43 were executed. about the same as in the previous year. japan is another developed country that still applies capital punishment, and the process can take years. >> we are appealing in one case, a man who has been waiting for his execution for 44 years. he has been on death row for 44 years. based on the information we have, we believe he was unjustly sentenced to death. >> excluding china, at least 680 people were executed in 2011 around the world. >> the frankfurt book fair is in full swing, but publishers are facing challenges like never before as digital books become more and more popular. >> publishers are trying to figure out a future where e- readers and ipads replace old fashioned, bound books, but one thing is for sure -- big personalities will always move erchandise. >> arnold schwarzenegger made his appearance for his memoir called "total recall." >> arnold schwarzenegger was back in familiar territory, promoting his newest entertainment product. this time, it is a book. he said he realized that riding was no easy task. >> this is abo
official said it was silly for the president of the united states to begin uttering such words. a new poll from nbc news and the "wall street journal" suggest obama and romney are even at 47%. >>> minsters from about 40 countries are meeting in seoul to discuss a new framework on climate change. they're trying to narrow the differences between developed and developing nations. the minsters are preparing for the u.n. conference on climate change next month in doha, qatar. >> we will start laying the groundwork to draw successful outcome. please show your commitment and leadership at the minster meeting. >> the kyoto protocol expires this is year. delegates at the meeting hope to agree on a time table to launch by 2020. >> translator: global warming cannot be prevented unless all countries take part in the effort. japan wants to lead efforts to create such a framework. >> delegates from industrialized countries want all major emitters, including china and india, to be bound by reduction cuts. those from developing nations say they need more financial and technical support. >>> people in japa
industry is the second largest in the world, after the united states. it made about $160 billion in 2007. but sales have dropped to around $150 billion since then. animation sales fell below $2 billion last year from their peak of 2.8 billion in 2005. domestic cd sales are also down, reflecting the shift to digital down loads. people in the industry hope foreign markets will give them a boost. they are trying to generate interest around the world, but especially in asia's rising economies. >> asia has been influenced by many major markets, and japan is a major market. >> translator: i'm proud of japanese content. we'd like to spread this great content around the world without worrying about the segmentation within our industry. we hope to increase global profits. >> reporter: japan's sluggish economy, along with its aging progression, is having an impact across the board. creators in the company's entertainment industry are trying to tap into new markets, not just to direct sales, but to guarantee their survival. >>> there's a tropical storm swirling near the philippines. meteorologist r
been placed on alert. forecasters have warned the city could hit the northeast of the united states early next week. >> to sports and in golf, some of the world's best players are taking part in bmw master's in shanghai this weekend. >> peter house and currently tops the leader board with a score of 40 under par, but he will have to be careful of his teammate, who is just two shots behind him. sunday's winner will pick up a check for 900,000 euros. in formula one champion ship, the leader looks at another the weakened at the indiana grand prix on sunday. >> the german driver dominated both practice sessions, sending a clear signal to his competitors that he plans to back his fourth grand prix win in a row on sunday. his teammate was not far behind, however. his fiercest rival in the championship came in third in both sessions. watch out. ferrari still pretty fast. but maybe not fast enough. >> maybe not. we will be right back after the break. do not go away. >> welcome back. the eu calls it a test for democracy in the ukraine. the country is holding parliamentary elections of the we
interests of the united states and its allies and partners. >>> chinese naval commanders put their first aircraft carrier into service last week, but it has no operational aircraft and will be used for training. >>> an international group of hackers has leaked some 120,000 bits of information it claims was stolen from the world's top universities. five japanese universities were among the hackers' targets along with harvard and cambridge. the hacker collector known as ghost shell claims it broke into systems at 100 universities and posted personal information on a website. the data stolen from the university of tokyo may contain the e-mail addresses of its staff members as well as the phone numbers and addresses of its laboratories. the university shut down its computer networks to verify the hacked evidence. the school admits it has found indications of outside intrusion into its system and says that some e-mail addresses were leaked. [ sirens ] >> a police officer in philadelphia rushes to the scene of a crime. he doesn't start the investigation by asking questions or inspecting the si
telecommunications company appear to be dialing up the deal that would give them a major presence in the united states. nhk has learned that softbank is acquiring the third largest mobile phone carrier, sprint nextel. the purchase would spawn a global telecom giant. the negotiations are going on as the use of smartphones and other mobile devices is growing worldwide. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. nhk sources say softbank executives are in negotiations to acquire two-thirds of the total shares. softbank's total investment is expected to reach about $12.8 billion. both firms are providers for apple's iphones and both use a high-speed wireless communications protocol called lte or long-term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in softbank's consideration in aspiring to buy sprint nextel. softbank executive are amay or may notally hoping to vastly expand their network in the u.s. where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful, the deal would lead to the creation of a telecommunications company with more than 90 million subscribers. >>> europe'
state. >> the port city, a special police unit has arrested two colonels. the chief investigator learns that the prisoners turn violent and resisting arrest. >> excuse me. you got a problem? >> you've got the problem. >> i don't have any problem. be quiet. >> you'll regret that you a rest of us. >> we got lucky. we have been looking for these two for some time. they are known members of a criminal gang. we only talk them because they were in a traffic accident -- we only caught them. >> they are taken to the police station for interrogation, but the very next day, they are back on the street. the gangs of the western balkans are extensively networked and active throughout europe. these images were taken by surveillance cameras in france and monaco. the gangsters came from serbia and montenegro. in this training exercise, officers are in hot pursuit across bosnia's border with montana grove. the european union is calling for cross-border police cooperation to help break up these crime syndicate networks. suspects will no longer be able to escape into neighboring countries and then vanish
, the united nations hopes it could create the basis for dialogue and a longer lasting peace agreement. >> it is a statement many had been hoping for. an announcement on state television -- declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight -- reads a declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight. smoke and the sounds of fighting visible across what appears to be damascus, but it is not possible to verify when or where the video was recorded. i and other syrian hot spots, fighting continued throughout the day -- in other syrian hot spots. rebels in aleppo say they have taken control of several neighborhoods there. videos like these make scenes like this seem almost unreal. syrians risk a trip to the market for some last-minute holiday shopping. >> we are trying to forget the situation in the country and live a normal life. as you can see. >> if all goes well, syrians could enjoy four days of peace, but that is not certain. forces on both sides have reserved the right to respond to aggression. >> we heard in that report that there are doubts that the s
, and the incident sparked an uproar between the two superpowers at the time, the united states and the soviet union. the incident took place on september 1st, 1983, over the sea of japan. the airliner was on its way from new york to seoul. planes and ships from japan, the u.s., and the soviet union searched the waters for survivers but to no avail. all 269 passengers and crew were killed. incidents like this showed how the cold war could erupt into violent confrontation. on board the airliner was a young japanese man who hoped to become a jazz musician. nhk world's yukino koide interviewed his mother. ♪ >> reporter: a young man composed this piece about 30 years ago. makoto okai studied jazz in college at boston and he recorded this tune. he had just graduated and was returning to japan aboard the airliner. it would have been his first trip home in three years. makoto was 32 when he died. but his mother, hitoko, just can't accept that he's gone. >> i'm not convinced when people tell me my son has died. i've never seen his remains, so i can't be sure. there's nothing to confirm his death. i wonder
it could also effect the challenge of the united states. >>> japan's territorial dispute with china has created new risks for japanese insurers. chinese protesters smashed japanese owned stores and factories and insurers will have to pay out. managers say they can't issue new policies to cover that kind of damage. chinese people show their anger at the japan government's nationalization of the senkaku islands. they arrived last month and destroyed japanese businesses. insurers say they'll have to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars. they say they're not issuing new policies for the time being because they can't tell how much more damage rioters might cause. they're letting people renew their insurance but don't know when they'll be able to take on new customers. the japanese government has decided to appoint chief secretary as its new ambassador to china. he previously worked for the foreign ministry. he served as depth chief of the american and african affairs bureau. he will replace the first person from the private sector to serve as japan's top envoy to china. a senior diplomat
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